Lutheran Spokesman

"…the Scriptures cannot be broken." John 10:35


Category: Addiction: A Biblical Perspective

Editor’s Note: After hearing Dr. Sumey’s presentation at our District Delegate Conference, we invited him to share a condensed version with our readers. We thank him for doing so. We would encourage (as Dr. Sumey does below) any who are suffering from an addiction to be in contact with their local pastor for further scriptural guidance […] Read More
Dependence is defined as the presence of three or more of the following**:  Tolerance: Developing a tolerance to the substance/behavior such that more and more is needed for the same effect Withdrawal: Absence of the substance/behavior leads to physical or psychological withdrawal Overuse: Using larger amounts than what was intended Desire to cut back Time: A […] Read More